Author: Metropolitan Mum

Not without my coffee!

As much as I am known for driving everywhere, I am also known for my undying love for coffee. I credit coffee for 30% of passing my Master’s degree, 60% of finishing my novel and 90% of staying awake in the first months after little L’s birth. The only problem I’ve got with coffee is […]

Piston Head

We are a family of Piston Heads. The husband loves nothing more than getting some oil underneath his finger nails (Goodwood Revival is his favourite day of the year), little L can’t wait until her legs are long enough to touch the pedals and another member of the family notoriously votes for the bigger engine, […]

It’s tough getting older

Age is irrelevant – unless you’re a cheese Over dinner with S the other day, I discovered a shocking truth about ageing that so far had been hidden from me. Ridiculously good looking, genetically privileged body to kill for, happy relationship and great career, my friend S was bemoaning the negative correlation between getting older […]

Caramel Baby and Child – Jubilee photo shoot

Every fortnight, Caramel Baby & Child are transforming the basement of their Notting Hill store into a photo studio with acclaimed professional photographer Nana Varveropoulou. Every other Saturday, the team set up a different theme for the kids to interact with. We joined the fun for a special Jubilee photo shoot, patriotic flags, sparkly crowns […]

23 weeks pregnant: knackered

My friend Sciatica came back. Uninvited, of course. He’s a pain in the ass. Quite literally. I am going to see an osteopath/acupuncturist next week and hope for the best. Until then, Big M has sole responsibility for emptying out the dishwasher, loading the washing machine, tying my shoe laces and everything else that involves […]